Publications by Area of Law


Licensing update – July 2013

Source: Solicitors Journal
Barrister: Professor Roy Light
Area of Law: Licensing
Date: 3rd July 2013
Summary: Roy discusses the requirement to advertise licensing applications, sexual entertainment venues, test purchases, and taxi licensing. This article was first published by Solicitors Journal on 3 July 2013, and is reproduced by kind permission.

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Opoku v Tintas: end of the road for impecuniosity?

Source: St John’s Chambers
Barrister: Patrick West
Area of Law: Personal Injury
Date: 25th July 2013
Summary: Patrick examines the important Court of Appeal credit hire ruling in the case of Opoku v Tintas [2013].

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Not only encouraged by essential: judicial collaboration in international family disputes

Source: Family Law 845 – 851
Barrister: Edward Bennett
Area of Law: Family
Date: July 2013

Known unknowns: the impact of litigants in person

Source: Solicitors Journal
Barrister: Lucy Reed
Area of Law: Family Finance, Children
Date: 9th May 2013
Summary: This article was published by the Solicitors Journal in May 2013. In it Lucy discusses the possible impact of an increase in litigants in person following the implementation of the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.

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Limitation – an update on recent case law

Organiser: St John’s Chambers’ Civil Procedure Update
Barrister: John Dickinson
Area of law:
Commercial Dispute Resolution
Date: 9th May 2013
Overview: John provides an update covering recent cases on limitation periods, including consideration of whether a professional was under a continuing duty to advise, when loss was suffered, the date of knowledge under section 14A(10), deliberate concealment of facts and the limitation period for a solicitors’ claim for billed costs that had not been assessed.

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Town and village greens – prevention in the absence of cure

Source:  Foot Anstey LLP ‘Village Green Master Class’
Barrister: Leslie Blohm QC
Area of law: Town and Village Greens 
Date: 25th April 2013
Overview: ‘Prevention is better than cure’ – designation of land as a Village Green will sterilise it for development; but even an unsuccessful application may have serious consequences in time and money. Leslie discusses landowners’ available strategies for avoiding village green applications in the light of the proposed Growth and Infrastructure Bill currently passing through Parliament.

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Settling Inheritance Act claims

Source: STEP, Bristol – Trust and Estate Update
Barrister: Jody Atkinson
Area of law: Wills, Trusts and Probate
Date: 19th April 2013
Overview: Inheritance Act claims are often highly contentious, but nevertheless usually end in settlement. Jody sets out practical guidance about the various ways in which these claims can be settled, and the key considerations which practitioners should take into account when drafting a settlement, including the tax consequences.

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Best interests applications to the Court of Protection

Source: Court of Protection and Mental Capacity Update
Barrister: Charlie Newington-Bridges
Area of Law: Court of Protection
Date: 27th March 2013

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Best interests applications to the Court of Protection

The role of Deputies in PI cases

Source: Court of Protection and Mental Capacity Update
Barrister: Christopher Sharp QC
Area of Law: Court of Protection
Date:
25th March 2013
Summary: Christopher covers working with deputies on personal injury cases, and the possibilities of using trustees in place of deputies where funds are tight and costs savings are needed. He also suggests how deputies might usefully construct their expert evidence on costs in personal injury cases.

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Family Law in the Supreme Court

Source: St John’s Chambers
Barrister: Abigail Bond
Area of Law: Children
Date: 15th March 2013
Summary: Abigail Bond highlights the key points of the two most recent Family Law judgments of the Supreme Court.

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